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Updated Area: Technology Developer Tools & Resources

New Focus Area
Horizontal Remediation Wells
Horizontal remediation wells (HRWs) are installed below ground parallel to the ground surface or at a shallow angle using horizontal directional drilling (HDD). HRWs offer an alternative to the installation of conventional vertical wells or trenching, particularly where access to soil and groundwater contamination is impeded by surface or near-surface obstructions. HRWs have been used to sample and treat contamination beneath buildings, utility lines, roads, railyards, airport runways, landfills, tank farms, surface water bodies, and sensitive ecological areas. Because of the setback distance, drilling and well installation can occur without interrupting activities at active facilities.
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Open Solicitation
2020-2021 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Solicitation
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, is seeking proposals from the small business community to develop novel environmental technologies in the multiple areas areas such as Land Revitalization - Innovative technologies that destroy PFAS in soil, sediment, water and groundwater. EPA is calling for small businesses to apply for Phase I awards for up to $100,000 to demonstrate proof of concept. Successful Phase I awardees are eligible to receive Phase II funding, up to $400,000 for two years, through an additional application process. This solicitation will be open to submissions until August 28, 2020.
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Updated Tool
Spreadsheets for Environmental Footprint Analysis (SEFA) Version 3.0
EPA developed the set of analytical workbooks known as "SEFA" to help remedial project managers and other decision-makers estimate the environmental footprint of a cleanup project at a detailed level. As an Excel-based tool, SEFA uses site-specific input and automated calculations to quantify 21 metrics such as the amounts of energy used onsite (BTUs), onsite emission of hazardous air pollutants (pounds), used potable water sourced from public water supplies (gallons), refined materials used onsite (tons), and onsite waste that is recycled or reused (percent). In November 2019, EPA released Version 3.0 of SEFA. The update reflects new default footprint conversion factors for additional materials, diesel or gasoline engines of various sizes, and laboratory analyses. SEFA output enables decision-makers to determine which cleanup activities drive the environmental footprint and to accordingly adjust the project parameters in ways that reduce the footprint and improve the environmental outcome.
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New Documents
Climate Resilience Technical Fact Sheets
EPA recently updated its three-part fact sheet series to continue helping project managers and other cleanup stakeholders assess site-specific remedy vulnerabilities and, where needed, implement measures to increase the remedy's resilience. The series addresses contaminated sediment sites (EPA 542-F-19-003, October 2019, 10 pages), contaminated waste containment systems (EPA 542-F-19-004, October 2019, 10 pages) and groundwater remediation systems (EPA 542-F-19-005, October 2019, 8 pages). The updated series provides more examples of potential measures to increase remedy resilience, highlights Superfund projects involving measures to address recently-identified vulnerabilities, and describes new decision-making tools developed by EPA or other federal agencies to address particular implications of a changing climate. The climate resilience concepts may also apply to site cleanups conducted under other regulatory programs or through voluntary efforts.
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Updated Area: Technology Developer Tools & Resources

Updated Area
Technology Developer Tools & Resources
The Technology Developer Tools and Resources support area provides technology developers and vendors with tools to help advance technologies through all stages of product development from conception of an idea to bench scale and to full commercialization. The materials cover a broad range of topics that include business planning, marketing, financing, and technical issues and sources.
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